In BC, milk is pasteurized before it can be put into jugs and sold in stores.
Pasteurization is a process by which the pathogens (disease-causing organisms) in milk are destroyed. Milk is heated to 72 degrees Celsius and held for 16 seconds, then it is cooled rapidly and refrigerated. Pasteurized milk is a healthier choice because you can enjoy all the nutritional benefits of milk without the concern of contracting harmful and possibly fatal diseases. Pasteurization does not alter the nutritional content and has the additional health advantage of added vitamin D.
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